A LWfG in front and a WfG in the rear. Copyright Jari Kostet

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Observations 2021


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18 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 64 LWfG observed - 57 Ad 3 juv. At least 64 lwfg feeding (we observed at least 57 adults) close to the mouth of the river, two families, 3 juveniles. Among them mr Blue who has probably arrived since yesterday afternoon or this morning. Observation conditions were very bad with poor visibility. A white-fronted goose permanently along with the lwfg and about 30 white-fronted were nearby. Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos / Theodoros Naziridis. Map:

17 October 2021, Virágoskúti-halastó, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair, at lake no. IV., with 17640 Greylags and 6820 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

17 October 2021, Jirlau, Braila, SE, Romania 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Mr. Blue near Lake Jirlau, Romania. Another adult LWfG spotted at few meters distance. Both individuals were foraging among 3800 GWfG on harvested corn field. Source: Emil Todorov. Map: External
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Mr. Blue near Lake Jirlau, Romania. 17.10.2021. Photo: Emil Todorov.

16 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 56 LWfG observed - 55 Ad 1 juv. 56 LWfG feeding in Delta with 2 GWfG at the lakeshore. There were 52 (plus 1 GWfG) in the morning. The others appeared after 10:30. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos). Map:
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LWfG in Kerkini, 16Oct2021 Photo: Theodoros Naziridis.

15 October 2021, Virágoskúti-halastó, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Dániel Balla. Map:

15 October 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

15 October 2021, Csécs-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. At lake no. III. with 3800 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger), Laura Godó. Map:

15 October 2021, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: Dániel Balla. Map:

14 October 2021, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Separately from each other, with 2600 GWfG, no rings Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

14 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 52 LWfG observed. At least 52 lwfg feeding close to the mouth of the river. A new group of lwfg has been added to the main flock. The observation conditions were very bad with rain, wind and cold! The birds in two different groups to the right and left of the river mouth! Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos / Hannes Hirsch. Map:

13 October 2021, Nagy-szik, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Without rings, with 3800 GWfG and 1200 Greylags Source: József Kecskés, János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

13 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 36 LWfG observed - 35 Ad 1 juv. Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

12 October 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Without rings Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

12 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 36 LWfG observed - 35 Ad 1 juv. The lwfg feeding close to the mouth or the river! Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

11 October 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 4 LWfG observed - 2 juv. Two adults with two juveniles, with 1500 Greylags and one Tundra Bean Goose. Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

11 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 36 LWfG observed - 35 Ad 1 juv. Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

10 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 36 LWfG observed - 35 Ad 1 juv. Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

10 October 2021, Csécs-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair at lake no. III., with 3500 Greylags and 250 GWfG. Source: Miklós Nagy. Map:

07 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 36 LWfG observed - 35 Ad 1 juv. Four adult birds were added to the flock of lwfg! The first white-fronted goose for this period appeared with them! Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

06 October 2021, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 19 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 15 Ad 4 juv. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

06 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 32 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 31 Ad 1 juv. The LWfG are feeding earkt the morning close to the delta area! Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

05 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 32 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 31 Ad 1 juv. Near the coastline feeding and resting! Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

05 October 2021, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 19 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 15 Ad 4 juv. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

04 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 32 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 31 Ad 1 juv. Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

03 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 32 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 31 Ad 1 juv. 32 LWfG are feeding at the lakeshore east of the river bed Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos). Map:

01 October 2021, Elep-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 2 Ad. At lake no. VIII. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

01 October 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 32 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 31 Ad 1 juv. 32 LWfG are feeding in the Delta area, east of the riverbed Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

27 September 2021, Virkkula, Liminka, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Finland 4 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 2 Ad 2 juv. At 11.03 brood swimming North side from the observation tower. Source: Arto Niemi. Map:

27 September 2021, Virkkula, Liminka, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Finland 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. 1 ad, no observations of the brood. Source: Otso Valkeeniemi and Jorma Siira. Map:

27 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 32 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 1 juv. At least 32 lwfg are resting and feeding close to the mouth of the river. Source: LKMA Kostas Papadopoulos. Map:

26 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 31 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 31 LWfG are feeding during the morning close to the river. Source: LMMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

24 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 31 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 31 LWfG are feeding in the afternoon, close to the river (west of the river bed) Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

23 September 2021, Luhasto, Liminka, , Finland 4 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 2 Ad 2 juv. Same brood than earlier. Source: Arto Niemi, Tapio Kostet, Reijo Kylmänen and Roland Lillkåla.

23 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 31 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 31 LWfG in Kerkini today feeding close to the lakeshore and the river, with at least 110 Greylag Geese. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis), Ad Wittgen and Tineke Kuipers. Map:

22 September 2021, Luhasto, Liminka, , Finland 4 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 2 Ad 2 juv. Same brood than earlier was found again after three days. Source: Tapani Tapio and Risto Karvonen.

21 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 21 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 20 Ad 1 juv. 21 LWfG feeding in Delta area, close to the river. Source: LKMA team (K. Papadopoulos) and Hannes Hirsch. Map:

20 September 2021, Csécs-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair at lake no. V. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger), Laura Godó. Map:

19 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 17 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 16 Ad 1 juv. 17 LWFG in Kerkini. Only one juvenile. Source: LMMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

18 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 17 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 16 Ad 1 juv. 17 LWFG in Kerkini now. Only one juvenile. No rings on birds. Source: LMMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

16 September 2021, Virkkula, Liminka, Pohjois-Pohjanmaa, Finland 4 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 4 Ad. Flying Eastwards at Liminka Haaransilta in the morning. Altogether 8 individuals in the area 15-16 september. Source: Risto Karvonen. Map:

16 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 10 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 9 Ad 1 juv. 10 LWfG in Kerkini (9 adults) feeding in Delta area close to the river bed. Among them, is one family with one juvenile. No rings. Source: LMMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos). Map:
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LWfG in Kerkini 16 Sept2021 Photo: Th. Naziridis.

15 September 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 10 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 9 Ad 1 juv. 10 LWfG in Kerkini (9 adults) feeding in Delta area close to the river bed. Among them, is one family with one juvenile. They have arrived between Saturday afternoon and Tuesday afternoon. No rings. Source: LMMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos, A. Iliadis, S. Mountzelos) and Hannes Hirsch. Map:

15 September 2021, Pitkänokka, Lumijoki, Bay of Liminganlahti, Norhern Ostrobothnia, Finland 4 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 2 Ad 2 juv. In Limingalahti Bay and surrounding fields of Liminka and Lumijoki municipality Source: Risto Karvonen and Mari Karppi. Map:

26 August 2021, Oldereidneset, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 14 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 10 Ad 4 juv. The juveniles were distributed in two broods of 3 and 1 respectively. Source: Tomas Aarvak, Ingar Jostein Øien and Riikka Kaartinen. Map:

13 July 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 8 LWfG observed - 8 Ad. Four pairs feeding a little and resting a lot. They lifted off at 16:42 against north, following the route of gps & satellite tagged birds (failed + non-breeders) that fly to russia for wing moult! First direct observation of moult migration in Finnmark! Source: Tomas Aarvak & Risto Karvonen / BirdLife Norway. Map:

21 June 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 14 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 7 pairs seen during the day, so evidently these have failed breeding attempt this year. Source: Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

05 June 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 2 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). One pair still at the marshes, observed at 00:30. Source: Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

31 May 2021, Vesterelv river mouth., Varangerbotn , Nesseby, Norway 1 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 1 Ad. Seen close to the bird hide 16:15-16:30. It was a lot less shy than a couple of White-fronts seen at the same time. Source: Per Oskar Andersen. Map:
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Single adult LWfG seen shortly at the meadows in Varangerbotn. Photo: Per Oskar Andersen.

29 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 27 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). All adults. The pairs are now commuting regularly to the breeding area, so egg laying is well under way. Still lots of snow in the montains. Source: Ingar J. Øien & Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

26 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 42 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 20 pairs + 2 ad. Mr Blue has had two excursions up to the breeding area the last two days. Still loads of snow with 90-95% snow cover up in the highlands! Source: Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

25 May 2021, Varangerfjord - Kariel (Vestre Jacobselv), Varanger Fjord, Finnmark, Norway 1 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 1 Ad. Seen by Andreas Lautz in a varied flock of geese. Source: conveyed by Tomas Aarvak. Map:

24 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 58 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Source: Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

23 May 2021, Varangerfjord - Kariel (Vestre Jacobselv), Varanger Fjord, Finnmark, Norway 1 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 1 Ad. Seen by Finn Nilsen in the Kariel fields with 66 Tundra Bean Goose and 3 Pink-footed Goose https://www.artsobservasjoner.no/Media/Image/1622716 Source: Egil Ween / Artsobservasjoner.no. Map: External
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Photo: Finn Nilsen.

22 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 52 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 20 pairs+ 4 trios (one male + two females). Source: Ingar J. Øien & Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:
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Lessers messing around in snowy weather. Photo: Tomas Aarvak.

19 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 70 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 70 Ad. huge influx of new bird species today as spring finally arrives. +18 degrees, sun and even more Lessers than earlier days. Where have they been after Finland? Source: Ingar J. Øien & Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

17 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 54 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Some few more birds today. Spring is late and there is loads of snow in the mountains still. Source: Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

16 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 37 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 37 Ad. incl. mr. Blue. Source: Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

15 May 2021, Säärenperä-Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 7 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At 04.08 5 left from the outer tip of the coastal meadows and landed on the sea between Säärenperä and Hailuoto. Started swimming on the departure area out of the visibility. Lifted up for 10 seconds at 04.43 and then disappeared. At 07.37 2 already on flight, started at first towards NE and turned N and NW, then disappeared near the coast of Hailuoto. There were no Lessers found on the fields. Last observation of Lessers during organised monitoring at Botnian Bay. Source: Arto Niemi, Mika Jokikokko and Risto Karvonen, WWF Finland field team.. Map:

15 May 2021, Tana River Valley, Holmesund, , Norway 3 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 3 Ad. Feeding with 76 Bean Goose (rossicus) and 1 GWfG (albifrons) Source: Egil Ween.

14 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 34 LWfG observed. 16 pairs + two secondary adult females today. Mr. Blue and mr. Finn seen! Source: Ingar J. Øien & Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

13 May 2021, Säärenperä-Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 28 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 17 migrating (passing by at 03.50)to NNW-N. Disappeared to the high sky at 03.55. 11 left stable on the morning and still on the evening. Source: Tapio Kostet, Arto Niemi, Kari Eischer, Isto Virtanen, Heikki Holmström and Risto Karvonen, WWF Finland field team. Map:

12 May 2021, Säärenperä-Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 92 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). During morning 48 left for migration and 44-48 stayed. Observed at Siikajoki and Hailuoto, Karlö. Later some has continued North with mr. Blue. 28 individuals were found during evening count.More detailed later. Source: Tapio Kostet, Arto Niemi, Antti Pöllänen, Kari Eischer, Isto Virtanen and Risto Karvonen, WWF Finland field team. Map:

12 May 2021, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 44 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 44 Ad. Birds arrived in the evening during favourable strong southern winds. Totally 20 adult pairs and 4 ad females (at least two being secondary females) found, including mr. Blue and mr. Finn. Source: Ingar J. Øien & Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway. Map:

11 May 2021, Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 85 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Total number counted on fields. Source: Tapio Kostet, Arto Niemi and Risto Karvonen, WWF Finland field team. Map:

09 May 2021, Säärenperä-Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 85 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Incl. Mr Blue. Source: Risto Karvonen, Esa Aalto, Juha Markkola, Markku Rantala, Arto Niemi, Tapio Kostet, Antti Pöllänen & Petteri Tolvanen / WWF Finland field team. Map:

08 May 2021, Säärenperä-Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 85 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 85 ind. on evening flight to the fields, incl. Mr. Blue. Source: Risto Karvonen, Esa Aalto, Juha Markkola, Markku Rantala, Arto Niemi & Petteri Tolvanen / WWF Finland field team. Map:
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Mr Blue & friends in flight at Säärenperä-Karinkanta, Finland. Photo: Petteri Tolvanen.

05 May 2021, Säärenperä-Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 77 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Lessers behave like new normal on Northern Ostrobothnia: days and nights on the coastal meadows and shoreline, evenings until late dawn and early dusk to mornings on the fields. 4 ringed individuals confirmed: Mr. Blue, Finn, WR and OGR. Source: Tapio Kostet, Arto Niemi, Riikka Kaartinen and Risto Karvonen, WWF Finland field team. Map:

02 May 2021, Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 79 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 77 Ad 2 2cy. Highest number for the Spring, so far. Source: Tapio Kostet, Arto Niemi, Riikka Kaartinen and Risto Karvonen, WWF Finland field team. Map:

01 May 2021, Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 77 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 75 Ad 2 2cy. 65 Lesser White-fronted Geese were observed arriving from migration to Siikajoki, Finland at 6pm. Later in the evening we counted 77 individuals in total. Two of them were 2nd calender-year birds. Mr Blue and Finn were seen among the geese. Source: Tapio Kostet, Petri Hottola, Pauli Jokikokko, Risto Karvonen & Riikka Kaartinen. Map:
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29 April 2021, Karinkanta, Siikajoki, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland 5 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). First Lesser White-fronted geese arrived to Finland. Five individuals were observed early afternoon on the coast and later in the evening they were on the fields of Karinkanta. Same birds also observed on April 30th and May 1st. Source: Petri Hottola, Arto Niemi, Tapio Kostet, Juha Markkola & Riikka Kaartinen. Map:

29 April 2021, Käina Bay, Käina, Hiiumaa, Estonia 0 LWfG observed. No Lesser White-fronted Geese found today during the daily survey but at least Mr. Blue were located at remote area thanks to transmitter. Source: Maie Vikerpuur, Leho Aaslaid, conveyed by Tarvo Valker. Map:

24 April 2021, Käina Bay, Käina, Hiiumaa, Estonia 75 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 75 Lesser White-fronted Geese still present at traditional feeding site this morning. Snowstorm in the area. Source: Maie Vikerpuur, conveyed by Tarvo Valker. Map:
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Photo: Maie Vikerpuur.

20 April 2021, Käina Bay, Käina, Hiiumaa, Estonia 75 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 75 LWfG counted in the morning, Mr. Blue in the flock. Source: Andres Kalamees, Maie Vikerpuur. Map:
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fox morning walk Photo: Maie Vikerpuur.

18 April 2021, Käina Bay, Käina, Hiiumaa, Estonia 69 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 69 LWfG presented in the evening. Mr. Blue in the flock. Source: Andres Kalamees, Leho Aaslaid, Tarvo Valker. Map:
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Lessers at Hiiumaa on 18.04.2021 Photo: Tarvo Valker.

17 April 2021, Käina Bay, Käina, Hiiumaa, Estonia 67 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 67 LWfG still presented - same count in the morning and evening. Source: Leho Aaslaid, Andres Kalamees, Maie Vikerpuur. Map:

15 April 2021, Elep-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. West from the Fishponds at Fejér-tó, with 70 GWfG on alfalfa field. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

13 April 2021, Elep-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. West from the Fishponds at Fejért-tó, with 30 GWfG and 30 Greylags on alfalfa field. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

11 April 2021, Sysa, Nemunas delta , Silute, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed (Swedish) - 1 2cy. Bird was ringed (G6 WA) Source: A. Raubaite, G. Eigirdas, V. Eigirdas.. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

11 April 2021, Käina Bay, Käina, Hiiumaa, Estonia 76 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 76 LWfG observed in the evening in Esiküla village grasslands. Mr. Blue among the group. The flock has take off at 19:30 to E, to Ruserahu islets direction. Source: Leho Aaslaid. Map:

10 April 2021, Sausgalviai, Nemunas Delta, Klaipėda, Lithuania 3 LWfG observed (Swedish) - 3 Ad. The same two ringed birds as before (G5 W and YF W) and one new ringed as well (OS Y). Source: A. Raubaite, G. Eigirdas, V. Eigirdas, B. Belchev.. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

10 April 2021, Kroku lanka, Nemunas Delta, Silute, Lithuania 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. The birds were in tall grass, not seen or ringed. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

08 April 2021, Sausgalviai, Nemunas Delta, Klaipėda, Lithuania 2 LWfG observed (Swedish) - 2 Ad. The same birds as on March 28 and April 6, 2021. The birds were ringed. G5 W and YF W. Source: Boris Belchev, Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

07 April 2021, Heorhiivka, Donetsk, Ukraine 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 30 WFG. Source: Katerina Kuzhel. Map:
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07 April 2021, Hortobágy National Park, Matyó-fenék, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 95 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Homogeneous flock, because of they were feeding all the time and the great distance, we coukd not spot Mr. Blue. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

06 April 2021, Sysa, Nemunas delta , Silute, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was in the water, not seen or ringed. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:

06 April 2021, Sausgalviai, Nemunas Delta, Klaipėda, Lithuania 2 LWfG observed (Swedish) - 2 Ad. The same birds as on March 28, 2021. The birds were ringed. G5 W and YF W. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

05 April 2021, Amalvas, Dauksiai, Marijampole, Lithuania 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. The birds were ringed. Source: Antanas Petraška. Map:
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Amalvas, Lithuania Photo: Antanas Petraška.

05 April 2021, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 96 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). With 850 GWfG and 2 Barnacles. Mr. Blue was amongst them. Source: János Oláh, János Tar (HNPD ranger), József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

03 April 2021, Sausgalviai - Uzliekniai, Nemunas Delta, Silute, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was not ringed. Looks like the same bird as on April 02, 2021 Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:

02 April 2021, Sausgalviai - Uzliekniai, Nemunas Delta, Silute, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was not ringed. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

30 March 2021, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian) - 1 Ad. With 3700 GWfG, no Fennoscandians were observed. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

29 March 2021, Bloziai, Nemunas Delta, Silute, Lithuania 2 LWfG observed (Swedish) - 2 Ad. Stuck together, one bird was ringed (GC O) the other not. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

29 March 2021, Fishpond VIII, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. Adult pair plus one adult with 75 GWfG, arrived from the east, from Vincze-fenék. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

29 March 2021, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 4000 GWfG, two Barnacles and a Bean. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

29 March 2021, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 83 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Separately with a 2cy GWfG. Mr. Blue is amongst them. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 March 2021, Sausgalviai, Nemunas Delta, Klaipėda, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was not ringed. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

28 March 2021, Sausgalviai - Uzliekniai, Nemunas Delta, Silute, Lithuania 2 LWfG observed (Swedish) - 2 Ad. The birds were ringed. G5 W and YF W. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Demunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

28 March 2021, Sysgiriai, Nemunas Delta, Silute, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was not ringed. Looks like the same bird as on March 19, 2021 Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Nemunas Delta Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

28 March 2021, Elep-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. At lake no. VIII. with 430 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

27 March 2021, Rókás, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 92 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). Mr. Blue is here, and another male with a metal ring. With 2300 GWfG and one Barnacle Goose. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

26 March 2021, Fishpond VIII, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 5 LWfG observed - 3 Ad 2 juv. Family with two juveniles plus one adult. With 350 GWfG, came from east (Vincze-fenék) Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

25 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. 80 LWfG are feeding in Trigono during the morning. Mr. Blue is among them. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

24 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 80 lwfg feeding and resting in the eastern part of the lake in the area Trigono close the riparian forest. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

23 March 2021, Boca-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Tiszacsege, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. With 6000 GWfG. Source: János Oláh, János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

23 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. The birds still remain in Lake Kerkini. In recent days they have been making small and fast flights, perhaps in preparation for the migratory trip. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

22 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 80 lwfg feeding and resting in the eastern part of the lake in the area Trigono. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

21 March 2021, Cserepes-puszta, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 3800 GWfG, no rings. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

20 March 2021, Zuvintai, Alytus, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was not ringed. Source: Antanas Petraška. Map:
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Zuvintai Lithuania Photo: Antanas Petraška.

20 March 2021, Angyalhaza-puszta (Hajduszoboszlo), Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 125 GWfG. Source: Dániel Balla, Zsolt Gyömbér (HNPD ranger), József Katona (HNPD ranger), Ádám Kiss (HNPD ranger). Map:

19 March 2021, Sysgiriai, Nemunas Delta, Silute, Lithuania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. The bird was not ringed. Source: Vytautas Eigirdas. Map:
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Sysgiriai, Nemunas Delta, Lithuania. Photo: Vytautas Eigirdas.

19 March 2021, Vajda-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. With 1500 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

19 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. At least 80 lwfg feeding and resting in the eastern part of the lake. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

18 March 2021, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 6800 GWfG, 10 000 wild geese at the area altogether. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

18 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. 80 LWfG are feeding in meadows in the Trigono area, during the morning. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

17 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). The lwfg feed in the same area near the riparian forest and in streams that are next to the trees to protect themselves from the sometimes strong winds of the last days. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

16 March 2021, Ecse-hát, Hortobágy National Park, Kunmadaras, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 6 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 4 2cy. With 600 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

16 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). The lwfg are still in Kerkini, feeding fresh grass and resting in the eastern part of the lake (in the area Trigono) close the riparian forest! Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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LWFG / Kerkini lake Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

15 March 2021, Hortobágyi Fekete-rét, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 juv. Family with one juvenile, with 750 GWfG. Source: Miklós Nagy. Map:

15 March 2021, Magdolna-puszta, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. With 1750 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

14 March 2021, Balta Alba, Balta Alba Lake, Buzau, Romania 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. Source: Cotoara Andrei, Florin Chirila, SOR. Map: External

14 March 2021, Balta Alba, Balta Alba Lake, Buzau, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: . Map: External
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Photo: Cotoara Andrei.

14 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. At least 80 lwfg feeding and resting in the eastern part of the lake in the area Trigono. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

13 March 2021, Polgár-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair at lake no. III. with 8700 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

13 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. 80 LWfG are feeding in Trigono during the morning. Later, they moved to the Delta area close to the forest. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

12 March 2021, Nagy-Vókonya, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 5 LWfG observed - 4 Ad 1 2cy. Two pairs and one 2cy with 4400 GWfG. Source: József Kecskés. Map:

12 March 2021, Hatlyuku Hidi-iskola, Hajdúböszörmény, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 650 GWfG Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

12 March 2021, Polgár-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. At lake no. I, with 14 000 GWfG. Source: József Kecskés. Map:

12 March 2021, Baia, Dobrogea, SE Romania, Romania 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. Source: Szabó József, Lajos Pal. Map: External

10 March 2021, Erdos-sziget, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 1800 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

10 March 2021, Kondas, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. One adult plus an adult pair separately with 35 000 GWfG. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

10 March 2021, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 2cy. Source: Pál Lajos. Map: External

10 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. Mr. Blue and the rest of the flock enjoy the green meadows on the northeast side of Lake Kerkini close the riparian forest. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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Lake Kerkini National Park / LWFG Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

10 March 2021, Fields West from Atanasovsko Lake nature reserve, , Bulgaria 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. With 31 A.albifrons feeding at meadow. Source: Ivaylo Dimchev, Vladimir Mladenov.. Map:
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09 March 2021, Szatmáritelek, Hortobágy, Hajdú-bihar county, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 2cy. Two adults separately and one 2cy with 1600 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

09 March 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair, with 170 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

09 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. Early in the morning the lwfg arrived at the Trigono position close the riparian forest! Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

08 March 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. At least 80 lwfg feeding and resting in the eastern part of the lake in the area Trigono. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

06 March 2021, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair, with 3800 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger), Tamás Emri, Nóra Katalin Emri. Map:

06 March 2021, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. 80 LWfG are feeding in the eastern part of the lake among the trees of the riparian forest, like the 5th of March. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

05 March 2021, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. 80 LWfG are feeding in the eastern part of the lake among the trees of the riparian forest (about 1200 m from the eastern dike). There is some fresh (green) grass there. It is the first time that they observed feeding in that area after they have returned from Evros Delta. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos). Map:

04 March 2021, Mátai-laponyag, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 38 LWfG observed - 19 Ad 19 2cy. 16+29+3 with 4700-1700-800 GWfG Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

04 March 2021, Agyagos, Nagyiván, Hortobágy National Park, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Adult with 1500 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

04 March 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adults with 1500 GWfG. Source: Péter Gyüre. Map:

04 March 2021, Heorhiivka, Donetsk, Ukraine 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With greylag and white-fronted geese. Source: Katerina Kuzhel. Map:
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Photo: Katerina Kuzhel.

03 March 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adults with 15 000 GWfG. Source: Attila Simay, Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

03 March 2021, west part, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. Early in the morning the whole flock of lwfg grazed and rested in the area Korifoudi. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

02 March 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Adult with 8 000 GWfG, only a small part could be observed Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

02 March 2021, Fecske-rét, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair, altogether 10 000 wild geese at the area. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

02 March 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 6 LWfG observed - 4 Ad 2 juv. Adult pair, plus family with two juveniles, with 2800 GWfG. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

01 March 2021, west part, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 80 LWFG feeding and resting at Korifoudi area (west part of lake Kerkini). Among them Mr Blue. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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lwfg/lake Kerkini Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

28 February 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Miklós Nagy, Ottó Veszelinov. Map:

28 February 2021, Fecske-rét, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 2000 GWfG Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 February 2021, Nyiro-lapos, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 2200 GWfG Source: János Oláh . Map:

28 February 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. With 9500 GWfG Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 February 2021, west part, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 77 LWfG observed. The lwfg they flew for a few minutes above the area Korifoudi exploring the new spot before landed at a safe place. Lately the birds use the same area for feeding at the west part of the lake Kerkini. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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27 February 2021, Balta Alba, Balta Alba Lake, Buzau, Romania 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. Source: Szabó József, Ambrus Laca. Map:

27 February 2021, Braila, Insula Mare Brailei, Braila, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Emil Todorov, Andrei Dinu, Dani Dragan. Map: External
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27 February 2021, west part, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. All the flock of lwfg feeding at the west part of the lake. Among them mr Blue, a bird with an orange ring on the left leg (metal ring on the right leg), and two birds with only a metal ring on the left leg. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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lwfg and mr Blue Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

26 February 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 6 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 4 juv. Family with four juveniles, with 1350 GWfG Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

26 February 2021, Zavoaia, Braila, Baragan, Romania 5 LWfG observed - 3 Ad 2 2cy. Source: Pál Lajos, www.rombird.ro . External
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26 February 2021, Balta Tataru, Braila, Braila, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Ciprian Fantana, SOR/Birdlife Romania. Map:

26 February 2021, Gura Ialomitei, Ialomitei, Baragan, Romania 3 LWfG observed - 3 Ad. Source: Emil Todorov, Andrei Dinu. SOR/Birdlife Romania. Map: External
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Photo: Emil Todorov.

26 February 2021, west part, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed. At least 80 lwfg (the total number for this year) in lake Kerkini. The main flock (77 birds) feeding at the west part of the lake (near the new spot Korifoudi), the other three birds were in Trigono (east part of the lake). Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:
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lwfg / Lake Kerkini / Korifoudi Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos.

26 February 2021, Yedikir Dam, Amasya, Black Sea, Turkey 1 LWfG observed. In a flock of 58 Greater White-froted Geese. Source: Emin Yogurtcuoglu. Map:
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One single LWFG in a flock of white- fronts. Photo: Emin Yogurtcuoglu.

25 February 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. With 2800 GWfG Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

25 February 2021, Fecske-rét, Hortobágy National Park, Balmazújváros, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 300 GWfG, altogether 5000 wild geese are at the area. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

25 February 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 7 000 GWfG. Source: Bence Csapó, Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

24 February 2021, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Brad George. Map: External
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24 February 2021, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 80 lwfg in lake Kerkini, three of them in Trigono close the east dike and the rest of the flock where at the SW part of the lake (area of Koryfoudi). The birds look restless because the water level is still high and the available areas for the lwfg are not enough. Source: LKMA team ( Kostas Papadopoulos). . Map:

23 February 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 76 LWfG observed. At least 76 LWfG In Kerkini. 3 of them in Trigono, 73 in Delta, among them is Mr.Blue. The 73 birds were probably somewhere south of the mouth of the river in the water, and they flew around for about 15 minutes, and then they landed again in the water about 1.5 km south of the observation tower in Delta. It seems that the birds spend a lot of time in the water. The water level is at the same level as the first time they left to Evrow Delta and decreasing. Still, there are not many open areas (at the mouth of the river the land is in total, about 400m wide by 600m length on both sides of the river (the whole area is muddy without fresh grass). In the eastern part, there are some green places with fresh grass (next days more green areas will appear, even in Delta). Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos). Map:
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Mr. Blue on 23rd of February in Kerkini. Photo: Th. Naziridis.

22 February 2021, Szatmáritelek, Hortobágy, Hajdú-bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 540 GWfG. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

21 February 2021, Fields east of Atanasovsko lake, Bourgas, Bourgas, Bulgaria 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. With 1160 A.albifrons, 1 A.anser and 20 Branta ruficollis . Source: Ivaylo Dimchev, Vladimir Mladenov. Map:

20 February 2021, Ketoklu-dulo, Egyek, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. With 1900 GWfG. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger), Erika Mihaliczku. Map:

19 February 2021, Hortobagy National Park, Faluvéghalma, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adults with 2500 GWfG. Source: Péter Gyüre. Map:

19 February 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 70 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 70 LWFG feeding and resting at Dimitriades meadow. Among them Mr blue. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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Photo: EVROS DELTA TEAM.

18 February 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 73 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 73 LWFG feeding and rseting at Dimitriades area. Among them Mr blue. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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Photo: EVROS DELTA TEAM.

17 February 2021, Szásztelek, Hortobágy, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 1 Ad 1 2cy. One adult plus one immature at Holt-ember-laponyag with 2800 GWfG. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

16 February 2021, Angyalhaza-puszta (Hajduszoboszlo), Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Adult male (?), with 3700 GWfG next to Nagy-telep. Source: Attila Szilágyi (HNPD ranger). Map:

16 February 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 75 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 75 LWFG feeding at frozen Dimitriades meadow. Among them Mr blue. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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Photo: EVROS DELTA TEAM.

13 February 2021, Balta Tataru, Braila, Braila, Romania 4 LWfG observed - 4 Ad. Source: Fântâna Ciprian, SOR. Map: External

13 February 2021, Comaneasca, Lutu Alb, Braila, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Fântâna Ciprian, SOR. Map: External

13 February 2021, Balta Alba, Balta Alba Lake, Buzau, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. Source: Pál Lajos, www.rombird.ro . Map: External

13 February 2021, Danube Delta, Pardina area, Danube Delta, SE Romania, Romania 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: Eugen Petrescu, SOR . Map: External
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Photo: Eugen Petrescu.

12 February 2021, Hortobágy-halastó, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Adult male, with 220 GWfG next to the village. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

12 February 2021, Harc-halmi-dulo, Nagyiván, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 1100 GWfG. Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:
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LWfG near Nagyiván (HUN) Photo: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger).

12 February 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 79 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 79 LWFG among them Mr blue, one with metallic ring and one with orange ring feeding at Dimitriades area. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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Photo: EVROS DELTA TEAM.

11 February 2021, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: Szabó József, Pál Lajos. www.rombird.ro . Map: External

10 February 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 80 LWFG feeding at Dimitrades area. Among them Mr blue. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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09 February 2021, Sarkad-dulo, Tiszacsege, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Adult male, with 1400 GWfG at Simon Mátyás Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

09 February 2021, Hortobagy National Park, Faluvéghalma, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. On wheatfield with 520 GWfG. Near Faluvéghalma, at so-called NAgy-tatárülések. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

08 February 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 80 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 80 LWFG feeding and resting at Dimitrades area. Among them Mr blue, one with the orange ring and one with metalic ring. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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Photo: EVROS DELTA TEAM.

07 February 2021, Kosár-hát, Tiszacsege, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 5 LWfG observed - 4 Ad 1 juv. Adult pair with one juvenile, plus one adult pair at the so-called Ügyvéd-lapos, with 13 000 GWfG, 170 Greylags. Only the half of the flock could be checked. Source: József Kecskés. Map:

07 February 2021, Kungyörgy major, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 11 LWfG observed - 9 Ad 2 juv. 7 adults, p?lus family with two juveniles, with 1000 GWfG Source: József Kecskés. Map:

07 February 2021, Ürge-hát,, Egyek, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. On arable land, with 640 GWfG and 37 Greylags Source: József Kecskés. Map:

05 February 2021, Kecskeri reservoir, Hortobágy National Park, Karcag, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 1850 GWfG. Source: Ádám Kiss (HNPD ranger). Map:

05 February 2021, Pusztaszer, Csongrád, Hungary 3 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 2cy. One family within a group of 500 LWfG. They stayed together after a short distance flight too. Source: Ampovics Zsolt. Map:

04 February 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 72 LWfG observed. At least 72 LWFG feeding at Dimitriades,Evros Delta Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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part of the flock Photo: P. Ioannidis.

03 February 2021, Kakat, Kenderes, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 900 GWfG, on wheafield. Source: Ádám Kiss (HNPD ranger). Map:

01 February 2021, Nagy-Vókonya, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 1440 GWfG. Source: János Oláh . Map:

01 February 2021, Szeged, Nagy-Fekete, Csongrád county, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair among 2000 GWfG and 50 Greylag. Source: Ampovics Zsolt, Csibrány Balázs. Map:

30 January 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 75 LWfG observed. At least 75 LWfG are feeding at the NE corner of the lake (Trigono area). Among them is Mr. Blue, a bird with an orange ring on the left leg (metal ring on the right leg), and two birds with only a metal ring on the left leg. In the morning, the birds were at the SW part of the lake (area of Koryfoudi) where Kostas spot them. They left that place at 10:18 flying towards the NE corner of the lake (Trigono). They arrive there at 10:28 (10 minutes for 9 km). It seems that there is no juvenile bird (born in 2020), among them. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis, K. Papadopoulos). Map:
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LWfG in Kerkini, 30Jan2021 Photo: Th. Naziridis.

30 January 2021, Balta Alba, Balta Alba Lake, Buzau, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Szabó József, Ambrus Laca, Lajos Pal. Map: External

30 January 2021, Stavarasi, Buzau, SE Romania, Romania 4 LWfG observed - 4 Ad. Source: Szabó József, Ambrus Laca, Fântân? Ciprian, Lajos Pal, Sebastian Bugariu. Map:
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Photo: Pál Lajos.

30 January 2021, Braila, Insula Mare Brailei, Braila, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Andrei Dinu, Emil Todorov, SOR/Birdlife Romania. Map: External
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Photo: Emil Todorov.

30 January 2021, Pusztaszer, Csongrád, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. One adult in a flock of 3000 GWfG, one Bean Goose, and 500 Greylag. Source: Ampovics Zsolt. Map:
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29 January 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Adult with 42 GWfG next to the road to the fishponds Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 January 2021, Szatmáritelek, Hortobágy, Hajdú-bihar county, Hungary 6 LWfG observed - 2 Ad 1 2cy 3 juv. Family with three juveniles plus one 2cy with 2700 GWfG Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 January 2021, Zám-puszta, Csirés, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Adult male, without ring, with 1680 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

28 January 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 75 LWfG observed. At least 75 LWfG are feeding at the NE corner of the lake (Trigono area). Among them is Mr. Blue, a bird with an orange ring on the left leg (metal ring on the right leg), and two birds with only a metal ring on the left leg (the latter two birds are probably a couple). Later, about 400 GWfG join the flock. There is not much space because the water level is still high (higher than the 13th of January (the day they left to Evros Delta). Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:
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LWfG in Kerkini, 28th of January 2021 Photo: Th. Naziridis.

27 January 2021, Andaháza, Berettyóújfalu, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With a few thousand wild geese, we could check only a few hundred of them Source: Gábor Simay (HNPD ranger). Map:

27 January 2021, Bogárzó, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 6 LWfG observed - 3 Ad 3 juv. Family with three juveniles plus one adult, with approx. 20 000 GWfG Source: Sándor Borza (HNPD ranger). Map:

27 January 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 62 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 62 LWFG feeding and resting at Dimitriades, Evros Delta. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:

20 January 2021, Salcioara, Dobrogea, SE, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Goean Iliuta, Dimiter Georgiev, Hristo Gardov. Map: External

20 January 2021, Circeo National Park, Latium, Italy 2 LWfG observed. with circa 72 greylags. Appeared to be looked after by one specific greylag. Source: my own observation . Map:
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with c.72 greylags Photo: Dr. Nicholas Henson.

20 January 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 72 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). at least 72 LWFG observed while feeding at Dimitriades among them Mr Blue. During evening they moved to the water area for the night. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:
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Photo: EVROS DELTA TEAM.

20 January 2021, Sándorfalva, Csongrád, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. One adult bird among 700 GWFG, and 250 Greylay geese. Source: Ampovics Zsolt. Map:

18 January 2021, Circeo National Park, Latium, Italy 2 LWfG observed. I dont really know the age of these birds. I hope a better observer can age them from my (poor) photos. With c.106 greylags. Source: my own observation while doing my annual census . Map:

18 January 2021, Circeo National Park, Latium, Italy 2 LWfG observed. I dont really know the age of these birds. I hope a better observer can age them from my (poor) photos. Source: my own observation while doing my annual census . Map:
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Photo: Dr. Nicholas Henson.

16 January 2021, Histria, Dobrogea, South-east, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Fuciu C?t?lin, ?uba C?t?lin. Map: External

16 January 2021, Braila, Insula Mare Brailei, Braila, Romania 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. Source: Emil Todorov, SOR. Map: External

15 January 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 78 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). 78 LWFG OBSERVED ON DIMITRIADES AREA ON 15:00 PM FEEDING AND RESTING. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM. Map:

14 January 2021, Dimitriades, Evros Delta, Thrace, Greece 72 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 72 LWFG observed at Dimitriades Area feeding and resting. Source: EVROS DELTA TEAM . Map:

14 January 2021, Pallag-ráta, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 2cy. With 1400 GWfG Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:
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LWfG 2cy. at Holczer-dül? (HNP HUN) Photo: János Tar (HNPD ranger).

14 January 2021, Sarkad-dulo, Tiszacsege, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 4 LWfG observed - 4 Ad. Two adult pairs with 3400, and 1 RbG. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

13 January 2021, Pallag-ráta, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 1 LWfG observed - 1 Ad. With 480 GWfG and 20 Greylags Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

13 January 2021, Kosár-hát, Tiszacsege, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 3900 GWfG Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

13 January 2021, Trigono, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed - 78 Ad 1 juv. 80 LWfG are feeding at the NE corner of the lake. Among them, Mr. Blue, a bird with an orange ring on the left leg, and two birds with only a metal ring on left legs. Probably there is a second juvenile bird. Due to rains the last few days, the water level was increased by two meters since the first days of the year. There is little space available. The counting was at 13:45. After that, the birds flew away out of the lake, eastwards at a relatively high altitude (probably they left from the area). Few minutes later, 3 of them return to the lake. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:
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LWfG in Kerkini 13 January 2021 Photo: Th. Naziridis.

12 January 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 15 LWfG observed - 11 Ad 4 juv. Family with four juveniles, plus adult pair, the others indet. with 1850 GWfG and 180 Greylags. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

12 January 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 79 LWfG observed (Fennoscandian). At least 79 lwfg (maybe one or two birds plus) feeding in Delta area near the riparian forest. Due to rains the water level of the lake Kerkini was raised and the available areas for geese have decreased considerably.They were also nearby more than 700 wfg, 23 Greylag, several swans and a few cranes. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:

11 January 2021, Sarkad-dulo, Tiszacsege, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 5 LWfG observed - 3 Ad 1 2cy 1 juv. Family with one juvenile, plus one immature, plus one adult with 6200 GWfG on wheatfield. Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

08 January 2021, Kungyörgy major, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 22 LWfG observed - 19 Ad 3 2cy. With 1500 GWfG Source: Péter Gyüre. Map:

08 January 2021, Rókás, Újszentmargita, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Adult pair with 2600 GWfG Source: József Katona (HNPD ranger). Map:

07 January 2021, Kungyörgy major, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 1 Ad 1 2cy. With 1600 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

07 January 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 13 LWfG observed - 13 Ad. With 1650 GWfG. Source: János Tar (HNPD ranger). Map:

06 January 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 79 LWfG observed. At least 79 LWfG are feeding in the Delta area. Mr. Blue is among them. Maybe there are 1-2 more LWfG. In the close distance, at least 500 GWfG, 85 Greylag geese. Due to rains, the water level is a little higher and the birds are relatively closer. Source: LKMA team (Th. Naziridis). Map:

04 January 2021, Elep-fishponds, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdú-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. South from the fishponds (Kadarcsa-alj). Adult pair with 1000 GWfG. Source: Attila Simay. Map:

02 January 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 2 LWfG observed - 2 Ad. Source: Péter Gyüre, Ibolya Csíder (HNPD LIFE staff). Map:

01 January 2021, Kékes, Hortobágy National Park, Hajdu-Bihar, Hungary 6 LWfG observed - 6 Ad. Adult pairs, with 1600 GWfG. Source: Zoltán Ecsedi (HEA staff), János Oláh, János Tar (HNPD ranger), Tamás Zalai (HEA staff). Map:

01 January 2021, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 80 LWfG observed - 1 juv. At least 80 lwfg feeding at the eastern part of the lake Kerkini with 316 wfg. The birds were divided into smaller groups mixed with wfg. There is an estimate that there are probably 2 or 3 more birds but we will find out in the next few days. Source: LKMA team (Kostas Papadopoulos). Map:



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